What IS this?
What and WHY is “Will’s News”?
The short story: I got REALLY sick & tired of seeing mean people who have not educated themselves WRITE news.. or COMMENT on news. I couldn’t take it anymore. SO- I started building my own news aggregation site. That way I would only see stories about the stuff in which I am interested. Amazing science breakthroughs, space, what is FACT and what is FICTION… weird stories, funny stuff…
I know ABSOLUTELY nothing about technology and building websites… so this thing is by far not perfect.. yet. I am very much like your parents. I say “How do I work this internet thing” and other dumb stuff ALL the time.
BUT- I figured… If I am tired of all the loud, angry, crazy LEFT people.. AND all the loud, crazy, angry RIGHT people.. There MUST be other people like me.
In fact- I believe that MOST people in America try to educated themselves and form their own opinions instead of just reading a headline. I believe MOST people in America are civil. I believe MOST people in America LISTEN to the other sides of a story and seriously consider that viewpoint. I believe that MOST people in America don’t accept EVERYTHING one political party stands for, but rather pick and choose based on their own personal beliefs of what is BEST for the country. I believe that MOST people in America have empathy for others.
They ask themselves “How did this person come to this conclusion”?
They ask “How would I feel if I was in that person’s shoes”?
They say to themselves “Let me consider the possibility I might be wrong about this”.
…And they KNOW that lots of other people – who are intelligent and have carefully considered all the facts – have come to a completely different conclusion… and they RESPECT that!
I believe MOST people in America will put their COUNTRY first …instead of their ridiculous Donkey vs Elephant tribalistic blind allegiance fanaticism that has NOTHING to do with IDEALS, and EVERYTHING to do with what TEAM they’ve decided to root for.
..and I KNOW that most people in America will not allow ANY website or book or newspaper or ‘news’ network or church or friend or co-worker or social media or family… to TELL them WHAT TO THINK!
One day I hope to block certain TYPES of stories.. (mostly political-type stories that favorites among angry people) personalize the site more.. add fresh content at a faster pace… and ONE DAY, I hope there is no need to continue this site!
For now- This is it. But – I will keep working on it as time allows.
[some favorite quotes below]
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
- Thomas Paine
“You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve YOUR freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.”
- John Adams
“Those that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
- Benjamin Franklin
Do what is just and right. Protect the person who is being cheated from the one who is cheating him. Do not ill-treat or oppress foreigners, orphans, or widows; and do not kill innocent people
- Jeremiah 22:3
For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
- Jesus Christ
“I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But- laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.”
- Thomas Jefferson
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
- Inscription on the Statue of Liberty
We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are: the preservation of life, LIBERTY, & the pursuit of HAPPINESS.
- the United States Declaration of Independence